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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    What Do You Guys Think Of This Heatsink?

    I just saw this in the store today:

    Thermaltake Combo Cool Pipe 101

    It's selling for $ 35 US Dollars. The reviews seem outstanding. I've got a spare 92 mm fan ready to slap on it.

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    I think that's a real good cooler, I was going to get that one for my A64 but...

    I decided on this one instead http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/venus/rs/a1744.htm, it tested a little better plus can adjust the fan speed. It cost $38.00 but it weighs a ton (760g) so I hope it doesn't warp my MB

    If you get the cooler give us a review

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    It's sitting on my desk. Got it for $ 33 since I'm a regular at that PC shop. Gonna install it in a while. I hope my 92 mm fan that came with my Zalman bracket is up to the task.

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    Let me know how it works, I might get one because it's 260g lighter than the one I got.

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    Wow, this heat sink is the BOMB! It idles similarly to my Zalman (around 35-36C with room temperature at 30C) but the load temps are unbelievable! It peaked at 44C while running 3DMark 03! My Zalman peaks at around 51!
    These are all temps without overclocking. I used the 92 mm fan that came with my Zalman FB123 bracket. It's full speed is at 2,800 rpm so this is a quiet and conservative fan.



    Here are the pics of the install (my GF's Digicam is with me at the moment), click on the thumbnails for a full-sized picture:

    Without the fan:


    With fan mounted:


    Everything installed and working:


    Load temps (only 42.7C!) with 3DMark03 running:


    With a higher CFM fan this heat sink can even perform better!
    Last edited by Conan; August 26th, 2004 at 16:58 PM.

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    Thermaltake IMHO, is the way to go. Silent, good cooling, and looks smashing!


    Where are the images of the install conan? Put that Mobile camera to work!

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    I did post pictures, ImageShack must be having a problem.

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    bling bling!

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    I bought a better 92mm fan. It's also made by Thermaltake: UFO Fan Series # 3



    It's speed is adjustable and is capable of 81.2 CFM at 3,600 rpm. I'll install it in the morning.

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    How many DBs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    How many DBs?
    17 dBA at 1300RPM
    47 dBA at 3600RPM

    Man sure is noisy! I'm running it at 2,800 rpm and there's a slight whine.

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    I like the low end. Is it auto variable? Or is it a manual switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    I like the low end. Is it auto variable? Or is it a manual switch?
    3 options:

    1. Full speed when jumper on

    2. Temperature control : Fan speed varies
    according to the temp detected by the sensor

    3. Manual control : Adjust fan speed manually

    I have it on manual control.

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    How do you select the three settings? Software or a hardware switch? Sounds nifty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    How do you select the three settings? Software or a hardware switch? Sounds nifty.
    1) For full speed operation just plug it into the Motherboard's CPU fan socket and leave the jumper on the additional wire.

    2) For automatic temperature control, remove jumper and plug in thermal probe and then attach (comes with tape) thermal probe to heat sink.

    3) For manual control, remove jumper then plug it into PCI slot controller.

    My first Thermaltake heat sink, the Spark 7 also had similar operation with its 70 mm fan.

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